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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: JPA Plugin Status
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2006 02:17:49 GMT
Grrr, I'm missing mail again  -- pulled it from the archives.   
Thanks, Dain, for pointing out there was a message for me.

On 8/15/06, Matt Hogstrom <> wrote:
 > David,
 > I am releasing the specs as a 1.1.1 release due to some changes in  
jacc.  Do you want to include the
 > changes to JPA there?

That would be great.  In fact all the jee5_exp specs could be  
released.  The related specifications went final so we should be good  
to go.


On Aug 15, 2006, at 4:17 AM, David Blevins wrote:

> I got OpenJPA to run with my JPA code.  So we're looking real good.
> On Aug 13, 2006, at 8:24 PM, Aaron Mulder wrote:
>> So far, it's just got a TopLink provider, but if people want to copy
>> that to create providers for Cayenne or OpenJPA or whatever, that
>> would be great.  It basically just needs to have a customized name  
>> and
>> ClassPath, though I'm assuming any provider we integrate with will be
>> compatible with the Geronimo JPA spec JAR (currently
>> org.apache.geronimo.specs/geronimo-jpa_3.0_spec/1.0-SNAPSHOT/jar)
> OpenJPA and the Geronimo JPA spec jar weren't happy.  Our JPA jar  
> had some bad signatures and was missing a few exception classes.  I  
> fixed those and managed to get OpenJPA to compile and run with our  
> JPA jar rather than the CDDL version they use.
>> If you try to build and run this, you'll be held up by a couple  
>> things:
> For me its:
>  - Still missing the some JNDI stuff Dain is working on (mentioned  
> earlier in the thread).
>  - Need the plugin goop
> But when that is there, this should run for ejbs or servlets in  
> 1.1.1 and maybe 1.1 (should work).
>> My goal is to have a release of this plugin with sufficient user
>> documentation when G 1.1.1 is released.  It would be great to have
>> some open source JPA providers for that release too.
>> I also started talking to David B about the JPA work being done in
>> OpenEJB, and I think we're agreed that we probably don't need two  
>> such
>> plugins for G 1.1.x, so hopefully we can work toward a unification as
>> we move forward.
> I'm sure we can figure something out.  I'll give it some more  
> thought tomorrow, time for bed now....zzzzZZZZ
> -David

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